Awards & Distinctions

Recognition for Dedicated Care

Patients are at the center of everything we do at Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Evidence of our teams' efforts come from the heartfelt "thank-yous" and appreciation received from patients and their family members as well as through national recognition for quality, safe care and patient experience. The hospital has received national recognition for patient experience and satisfaction annually since 2009. GCMH has also achieved Top 100 Critical Access Hospital status for 2024, which is the fourth consecutive year of recognition for attributes of a top CAH, such as care quality, financial stability, and patient reviews.  

2023   NRC- Excellence in Patient Experience-
Critical Access Hospital
GCMH was selected as the one Critical Access facility based on its combined real-time NPS and HCAHPS score for the "Would Recommend Facility" question, out of 61 eligible facilities. 
 2023  National Top Workplaces
for Healthcare
GCMH ranked 20th out of 111
healthcare companies in the category
of companies with less than 500 employees. 

2023 2022 2021

Top 100 Critical
Access Hospital  
Nationally ranked for
quality and safe care, solid finances,
patient experience, and market share by
The Chartis Center for Rural Health
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013
Guardian of Excellence
Press Ganey

Outpatient Services, which includes Lab, Radiology, Specialty Clinic, Surgery, and Therapy Services and Cardiac Rehabilitation         Patient Experience
Top 5% in the Nation
2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Guardian of Excellence
Press Ganey

Emergency Department                Patient Experience
Top 5% in the Nation
Guardian of Excellence, Press Ganey  

Inpatient Department Patient Experience
Top 5% in the Nation
2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 
Top 150 Workplace

Des Moines Register 
Iowa Top Workplace program

Employee satisfaction and engagement recognition
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014  American Hospital Association
Hospital & Health Networks
'Most Wired' 
 Awarded for technology innovation that positively impacts patient care.
 2013 Beacon of Excellence
Press Ganey
 Emergency Department  Patient Satisfaction
One of the Top 3 in the Nation
2012 and 2011  Modern Healthcare, Top 100 Best Places to Work  Employee Satisfaction
2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 Award of Excellence, Leading Age  Long Term Care

Resident Safety and Satisfaction
 2013  Iowa Health System recognition  Inpatient/Long Term Care  Patient Safety Recognition
2023, 2022, 2021, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 Cedar Valley Employer of Choice  Top twenty area employers named for workplace culture and satisfaction, based on employee nominations.  Waterloo Courier
2013, 2012 National Rural Health Association
Top Twenty 'Most Recommended' rural hospital
Awarded based on patient satisfaction with hospital services and patient willingness to recommend GCMH.